ACCA Study Tips: Avoid These Worst Study Habits




Diversions can be troublesome while preparing for the ACCA exams. To prepare well, last minute preparation, last moment mugging-up, late nights can cause more harm than good. These are some of the worst study habits for anyone, and one of my best ACCA study tips for you will be to avoid these.If you can learn how to successfully dodge these mistakes, then you will be able to utilize your time fruitfully.In this blog, we have covered some of the worst habits with regards to study in ACCA and how to avoid them successfully.

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The interesting thing about life lessons is that you don’t learn them until after the event.So if you’ve been knocked down after a not so great result, it’s time to dust yourself down and move on.
Here are 10 of the worst study habits to avoid to help you prepare for your next exams:
  1. Having your mobile phone onStudy time is meant for just that. Make it clear to your loved ones that for these few hours, unless the house is on fire, you should not be bothered. A mobile phone is a terrible distraction. Switch it off!
  1.  Environment
    I once had a lady in my class who could put on her headphones, crank up the music and study. She passed all her exams. BUT I have a feeling that she is in the minority. Make sure your study environment is without distractions, quiet, and that the climate is just right.
  1. Cramming in too much dataNot to sound political, because I am not, but a lecturer once said to me, ‘Why do you think that X party is so successful?’ His answer was ‘Because the day after the elections, they start again.’ So don’t cram months of lectures into a week of learning. Work through it methodically.
  1.  Don’t get overwhelmedA lecturer once asked us, ‘How do you eat an elephant?’ we all looked at him, looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders. He answered, ‘Bit by bit.’ Don’t get overwhelmed by all the information you have, thinking that you HAVE to learn it all immediately.
  1. Looking at the practice answer before attempting to answer the practice question
    Best practice is: read over your notes, the requirement, and the passage, attempt to write as much as possible, then use your notes as a supplement, then look at the answer. I guarantee that the second time you attempt the questions you will not need your notes or the answer.
  1. Procrastination: I’ll do it tomorrow, I’ll do it later. Guys – make a timetable and stick to it. The “pain of sitting revising for a few hours and sticking to your timetable is a lot less pain than you will feel later down the line when you have months of lectures to learn in a week.
  1. Reconstructing all your notes
    Flash Cards are great for remembering key points on a subject. Don’t copy out entire sections of your notes – it’s wasting valuable time. Learn the basics and your studying will be complete after you answer practice questions, questions and more questions.
  1. Having a heavy mealHaving a heavy meal before study is not recommended. You will feel uncomfortable and agitated. Your body as well as your mind both need to be in the right frame. So have a light meal, wait a little time to digest it – and then hit the books.
  1. Pulling all-nightersWe are human; we need to rest, enjoy the company of our loved ones, go to work, and fulfil our obligations. Planning a study session that will require you to study all night, or most of the night is a plan for failure. The secret is to plan ahead, a sound plan goes a long way.
  2.    NOT BELIEVING IN YOURSELFThis is not a study tip, or something to be avoided, but I would like to leave you with this message; there are no failures, only outcomes. Maybe that outcome was not what you expected, but that makes it even more important than ever to believe in yourself. You can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Remember, the sky is NOT the limit, but the stars are.
Till next time.

3 comments:

  1. loved the tips. been going through the articles and tips in this blog and i am enjoying reading them so far.

    I have a few inquiries to make regarding my eligibility to sit for exams in the ACCA Qualification. i hope you answer.

    I am from Nepal and I first enrolled in ACCA in Jan, 2012 studying for Diploma in Accounting and Business (FAB, FMA, FFA). It was while I was going through my A-Level qualification, so naturally I used my O-Level / Grade 10 / CBSE certificate and transcript to register in ACCA (it was then possible to do so). I was to sit for the June, 2012 exams for the aforementioned subjects when a life-altering incident forced me to move and work abroad. I was 'Absent' for all 3 papers as you can see in this pic (https://image.ibb.co/kK8tEK/Screen_Shot_20180928142608.png).

    I returned back to Nepal in June, 2018 and now want to pursue ACCA again. All this time, I have been paying the annual subscription fee in the ACCA Portal, so my registration is alive.

    I, so far, have covered the Kaplan FAB and FMA course materials and am planning to sit for the CBEs in October. But, found out it was impossible to book my exams through the ACCA website. Only options I can see are for the CAT exams, FAU etc.

    Here are some of my questions, please bear with me:

    1. Am I still eligible to sit for the CBEs of Diploma Level, FAB / FFA / FMA exams ? Will I be sitting for FAB or F1 ? FMA or F3 ? Mind you, I never finished my A-Level. So, should I be sitting any other complimentary exams before sitting the Diplomas or can I sit for the Diplomas directly? CBEs can be booked directly at the exam centres here, is what I've heard.


    2 . Will I be able to sit for F4 after passing the Diploma papers ?


    Toiled a lot to find the answers to my questions online, but just couldn't so here I am asking you.

    Waiting for your response folks ....

    Thanks!


    Toiled a lot to find the answers to my questions online, but just couldn't so here I am asking you.

    Waiting for your response ....

    Thanks a lot!

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    1. Hi. I'm just a student looking for materials for ACCA here and saw your post. For your question regarding the CBEs you need to go to the exam center in your country and pay your exam fees there to register yourself for seating the exam (or done via online), if there are seats available (usually it's college or university).

      I believe you can check on it via ACCA website by google "ACCA Exam Center in Nepal". Once you located your desired exam center, you could send email to the exam center to inquire about the procedure. Hope this helps.

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  2. Hi. I'm just a student looking for materials for ACCA here and saw your post. For your question regarding the CBEs you need to go to the exam center in your country and pay your exam fees there to register yourself for seating the exam (or done via online), if there are seats available (usually it's college or university).

    I believe you can check on it via ACCA website by google "ACCA Exam Center in Nepal". Once you located your desired exam center, you could send email to the exam center to inquire about the procedure. Hope this helps.

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